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Sonam Kapoor and Amrita Rao are supposed to be great friends (more like sisters) and simply love doing all girly things (shopping, spa visits, gymming , dining, partying) together. Amrita couldn’t make it for Sonam’s birthday, who shares the same sun sign with her, as she was unwell but made sure she sent a custom-made cake to Sonam, who graciously obliged in turn on Amrita’s birthday by an act of reciprocation by hosting a party in her honour (but Amrita being a shy person preferred spending time at home). In fact, a common bond that binds them even stronger is designer Manish Malhotra who has styled for Shortkut.

They were recently at his showroom shopping for trousseau and ransacked the entire place. An informer tells us they are going to be hiring the services of the same fitness instructor shortly for their upcoming films. Well, the two delicious single ladies who share more than just good looks and get along on house on fire have a lot in their basket for 2009. Amrita, known for having a few Bollywood actress friends considers Sonam as her closest.

Apparently, Sonam and Amrita were treated to a gala dinner at Anil Kapoor’s residence and gifted something special as they both consider him as a fatherly figure. In fact, Sonam told her dad to involve the two of them together for a future project as she was very keen to work with Amrita in a film after seeing her performance in Shortkut. Akshay Khanna also happens to be a good friend of Amrita and Sonam.

‘Love Aaj Kal’ music release
The music has had the audience humming already. The songs are on people’s lips. The fans can now own it. Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan’s officially released the music of Love Aaj Kal on June 27, on the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs in Mumbai. Present on the occasion was the lead cast Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone along with director Imtiaz Ali.

Besides the unique star cast, Love Aaj Kal’s music makes it special too. Imtiaz Ali has a ear for music. The music of his earlier hit Jab We Met had broken all records. The same holds true for Love Aaj Kal the music of which has been a chartbuster. “Listen to the music we make for you,” says Saif. “Not a half done version which leaks on the net. Get the real thing on CDs and legal downloads. Listen with pride, kill privacy. Enjoy.”

A mega budget scene
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kambakkht Ishq has been shot extensively in Hollywood. A scene from thTWO'S COMPANY Denise Richards and Akshay Kumar in Kambakkht Ishq.e movie was shot at Jessica Alba’s swimming pool.

A unit member revealed, “It is a well known fact that Denise Richards makes her Bollywood debut with Kambakkht Ishq. Few know that her introductory scene was shot at Jessica Alba’s pool. Jessica was present too. It was quite a thing to have two of the hottest women around.”

Sajid had also arranged for 150 artistes for the scene that shows Denise throwing a pool party. “We all felt like we were at a party while shooting the scene,” the unit member said smiling.

The different hairstyles
The change in the length of Saif Ali Khan’s hair has been cleverly incorporated in Love Aaj Kal. A unit member said, “The entire San Francisco schedule was designed on the basis of Saif’s hair and beard. Saif was supposed to have four different looks so the schedule was timed in such a way that Saif could play with the length of his natural hair rather than use fake hair extensions.” The scene where Saif is getting a hair-cut at the salon actually happened for real. “The stylist was giving Saif a haircut in reality. Imtiaz Ali took it as a shot in the film,” said the source.

Gayatri remembers Jackson’s moonwalk
Bollywood’s new dancing sensation Gayatri Patel made her debut in Let’s Dance, gaining widespread acclaim for her twinkle toes and polished performance. The US-born-and-bred girl hGayatriad been following Michael Jackson’s moonwalk since childhood and was shocked at his demise. “When someone called me at 4 in the morning to tell me about it, for some time I just could not understand what the person was talking about.

It was unbelievable. It took me a while to gather myself and realise that the King of Pop was no more. This is heart-breaking and a loss to performers worldwide. I was so excited to hear about his upcoming tour and now we will never get to see the legend sliding across the stage doing his classic moonwalk. In fact, there was a rumour that he had invented a new moonwalk for the upcoming shows. Michael may not perform again, but his music, style and legacy will live on.”

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